Sixth-graders Rosie and Kayo have a new Care Club project. They are taking Bone Breath, Rosie’s dog, to the Oakwood Nursing Center to visit the residents. Old Mr. Winters is one of the girls’ favorite people there, even if he does ramble on about crazy things, like seeing a man with a gun across the street. One night, when Rosie and Kayo watch the evening news, they discover that Mr. Winters isn’t so crazy after all. A murder has occurred in the house opposite Oakwood. By the next day, the old man is missing, and the two girls embark on a risky search for their white-haired friend. Filled with non-stop action, lovable pets, and plenty of excitement, Peg Kehret’s Frightmares series is a hit with young readers across the country. Kehret’s books are regularly nominated for state awards. She draws on her own love of animals and work with the SPCA for the frisky details of her stories.